A quote from the single sheet: "San Francisco Lakes were once home to a large diversity of insects, amphibians, and aquatic reptiles. These animals are not present in Mountain Lake today due to poor lake health and the prevalence of non-native species (red-eared slider turtles and six varieties of non-native fish). By restoring the lake and relocating the non-native animals to a special refuge, we hope to create an environment that will allow the native species to return and thrive."
For more info about the turtle and fish relocation, contact Jon Young at email@example.com
More about the lake:
Hopefully they'll leave the blackberry plants alone as this is one of the best trails in the park to gather 'em. As I was approaching the walkers' underpass on the Mountain Lake Trail (next two pics), saw two women and a little girl with a plastic bag also collecting ripe ones.
Took my time on a couple of offshoot trails. One took me to the foundation of a tiny building. Further exploration to the east, however, would've had me pushing through the bushes to emerge at the edge of the golf course, which of course I had no desire to do. The benches on the lake's east side (sixth pic) weren't occupied for a change.
So all around the lake to emerge on the east side, passing the newer stairway that leads to the dunes overlook (last two pix: 104 steps if you count the wood-stepped boardwalk as well), still part of the Mountain Lake Trail, now with the lake directly across Park Presidio Blvd.
Just found out the date of the Bernal Heights Hillwide Garage Sales day: August 11. Definitely going to this one.
Was wondering what was going on regarding the huge renovation at Pacific Heights' Lafayette Park. Looked like an overlook being constructed up there as I passed by on the bus. Go here for info: http://www.friendsoflafayettepark.com/park-renovation-project.html